Squash Malawi has settled for experienced Aubrey Taulo and budding Stefano Simwao to make the Malawi team bound for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland this August.
The association’s vice-president Gordon Benbow on Saturday said Taulo and Simwao are the best they could pick on the domestic scene.
“Simwao is young and has the potential to develop into a top player while Taulo is experienced. To be honest, we do not expect much from them, but that they should learn,” Benbow, a squash player himself noted.
Benbow cited inadequate sponsorship at the senior playing level of squash as a setback to good performance.
“Unless we get them to play regularly outside the country in international competitions, we are not in the same league with our counterparts,” Benbow observed.
“It is not only about giving them money. Somebody has to fund their [players’] travel expenses, rackets and shoes, among others.”
Other sports disciplines such as athletics, netball and boxing have also started preparing for the Commonwealth Games.